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Smell/suction I have a Eureka Altima Model 2991 Type AVZ. I have suction when I use the power paw and attachments. I have all hoses clear. My brush is spinning and belt is not broken (I opened it up and checked), but I have no suction when I turn it on to vacuum my living room carpet. I also have a burning smell to go with it after about 30 seconds. I've never had a problem with this vacuum cleaner before.

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  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2008

    Our Eureka Altima stopped working. We checked the belt,
    which we had recently replaced and it is fine. The rollerbrush
    won't turn and there is a burning smell and smoke (which prompted me to
    open it up in the first place). Do we need to replace the
    rollerbrush? Any ideas? We haven't had this vacuum for even
    a year. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.


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Ours started smelling too, and it seems that the plastic end on the roller brush was melting. In process of finding rollerbrush for it now

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The brushroll may spin when looking at it but stops when pressure of the floor is applied. The belts stretch, so they look fine but are not. The smell - if it's a rubber smell - would also be the belt. Some, or most, brushrolls can get hair in the ends that could also cause a smell and belt problem.

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Is the brush roll turning while on the carpet. If the belt is old, then it has stretched and will slip causing a rubber smell. But if it is an electrical smell, then your motor is failing and will need to be replaced.

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